A Strange Peace Poem by Afzal Shauq

Afzal Shauq

Somewhere in the world of dreams

A Strange Peace

Rating: 4.4


All these men...
Claimed
Answers for the world's ills
A way to peace
Each different in behavior
Saint Frances
Mussolini
Churchill
Hitler
Their idealism often reborn
in others...
Upon their forehead
I viewed a sign for peace
A strange peace...
Appearing,
In the creases of
the Europeans forehead
but
based on commercial smiles.
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Poem In Pashto By: Afzal Shauq
Translated in English By: Alley Boling
Book: 'TWIST OF FATES' Poem No.245/Page.318
Web Link: http: //khyberwatch.com/nandara/index.php?
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PDF files: http: //khyber.org/books/ashauq/index.shtml
Poet's weblog: www.tolafghan.com/members/afzalshauq
© Afzal Shauq

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Carol Gall 11 May 2009

good poem the claimers of knowing and promising peace eg hitler only bring sorrow

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Rosalinda Martinez 15 May 2009

this is cool. im amazed, you have hundreds of poems! thank GOD!

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Rosalinda Martinez 25 May 2009

I read your poems, They're great. The lines of this poem ' A Strange Peace' are short but are exact and revealing. I'd get a copy of this. Thanks and GOD bless...

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Winnie Angel 27 June 2009

A realistic yet engaging way of writing the fact of the various leaders that have came across the face of the world politics leaving behind marks of scars of destruction with development. A piece with thoughts much to ponder on. Winnie

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~ Jon London ~ 30 June 2009

Peace will only come to us all, if we first learn to love and understand that no amount of War will bring peace....it never has...never will.....Reach out to one another, and embrace brace life...before everything has gone......wonderful piece my friend 10++

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Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK 21 July 2010

Terrific stunning write…enjoyed the length and breadth …world under the clutches of Commerce…its farce lolol… thanks for sharing Ms. Nivedita UK 10/10

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A short poem, with a deeper meaning, commercial, maybe a false peace? A poem of great insight! ; D

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Kare Bear 10 April 2010

This poem is worded very vivid and spoken with true details. Fantastic.

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Rosa Banks 30 November 2009

Good poem but I dont think people get the fact that if we have complete peace then there will be more chaos in a few words well i just have to say if you read this poem reflect on even if i want peace or will it be good sorry that what I think!

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Aparna Sinha 25 September 2009

what should I comment? Very Nicely done? Well penned? Great thoughts? wonedrfully expressed? ? Why am I commenting (on every poem) ...sometime I dont know the rational, I am so trapped..so awstrcked, so amazed to find the rational ...and one day I sat and commented on 'Wordsworth' too (helplessness derived out of joy in reading)

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